Driver Details

Warning: Do not turn off your computer or disconnect from your power source while updating the BIOS or you may harm your computer. During the update, your computer will restart and you will briefly see a black screen.

Dell Alienware 15R2/17R3 System BIOS

Dell Alienware 15R2/17R3 System BIOS

Fixes & Enhancements

1. Updated Intel ME Firmware to address security advisory INTEL-SA-00118(CVE-2018-3627)
2. Updated CPU microcode to address security advisory Intel Security Advisory INTEL-SA-00115 (CVE-2018-3639 & CVE-2018-3640)
3. Update to the latest CPU microcode to address CVE-2017-5715 and associated Intel Reboot issue.

Version

Version 1.6.1, 1.6.1

Category

BIOS

Release date

05 Sep 2018

Last Updated

05 Sep 2018

Importance

Available formats

File Format:Windows/DOS
File Name:Alienware_15R2_17R3_1.6.1.EXE
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 8 MB
Format Description:This file format consists of a BIOS executable file. The Universal (Windows/MS DOS) format can be used to install from any Windows or MS DOS environment.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
d17229514e1ee81b525d0b736347ad17
SHA1:
b4933cfefbc51a7df68c1969e25fd9f4638a385f
SHA-256:
81772b3f3ca5a530cbf1bdb79d30233db97c3a7edc9d32af980b93daba88cee0

By downloading, you accept the terms of the Dell Software License Agreement.

Applies to
Dell Alienware 15/17 MLK System BIOS
Installation instructions
[Run the BIOS update utility from Windows environment]
1. Browse to the location where you downloaded the file and double-click the new file.
2. Windows System will auto restart and update BIOS while system startup screen.
3. After BIOS update finished, system will auto reboot to take effect.

[Run the BIOS update utility from DOS environment if Legacy Boot Mode(Non-Windows users)]
1. Copy the downloaded file to a bootable DOS USB key.
2. Power on the system, then Press F12 key and Select "USB Storage Device" and Boot to DOS prompt.
3. Run the file by typing copied file name where the executable is located.
4. DOS System will auto restart and update BIOS while system startup screen.
5. After BIOS update finished, system will auto reboot to take effect.

[Run the BIOS update utility from DOS environment if UEFI Boot Mode (Non-Windows users,Load Legacy Option ROM Disabled)]
1. Copy the downloaded file to a bootable DOS USB key.
2. Power on the system, then go to BIOS Setup by pressing F2 and go to "Boot > Boot List Option"
3. Change "UEFI" to "Legacy" of Boot List Option
4. Go to "Exit > Exit Save Changes" and reboot system.
5. Press F12, then Select "USB Storage Device" and Boot to DOS prompt.
6. Run the file by typing copied file name where the executable is located.
7. After BIOS update finished, system will auto reboot.
8. Go to BIOS Setup by pressing pressing F2 and go to "Boot > Boot List Option"
9. Change "Legacy" to "UEFI" Boot Option.
10. Load Legacy Option ROM->Enabled
11. Go to "Exit" > Exit Save Changes and reboot system
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Warning: Do not turn off your computer or disconnect from your power source while updating the BIOS or you may harm your computer. During the update, your computer will restart and you will briefly see a black screen.

This driver has been tested by both the independent software vendor (ISV) and Dell on the operating systems, graphics cards, and application supported by your device to ensure maximum compatibility and performance. Details

Dell highly recommends applying this update as soon as possible. The update contains changes to improve the reliability and availability of your Dell system.